Austin chef, investor taps into thriving SA industrial market with warehouse/office buy

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Mitchell Parton | Aug 5, 2020 | San Antonio Business Journal


A long-time Austin chef and investor of apartment properties in Central Texas is tapping into San Antonio’s industrial market.

PMJ Bleu Terre Holdings LLC, an entity tied to Pascal and Janet Jeannin of Austin, acquired the 28,000-square-foot warehouse and office property at 3503 Crosspoint Drive just southwest of McAllister Park for an undisclosed price, according to Bexar County records. Pascal Jeannin is the founder of Austin-based Pascal’s Catering.

Zachary Flores of Don Quick & Associates in Round Rock represented the buyers, who he said were seeking leased industrial opportunities due to the local market’s stability. Colton Perkins and Kenneth Hartmann of Dallas-based Stream Realty Partners represented the seller, Stream’s in-house investment fund.

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Local Commercial Real Estate Company Continues Towards Their Goal of Charitable Service During this Time of Uncertainty

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This article originally ran on kdhnews.com

ROUND ROCK, TexasJuly 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Late last year, Don Quick & Associates, Inc. – the largest commercial real estate company in Williamson County – launched a philanthropic campaign to serve 50 charitable organizations in celebration of their 50 year anniversary in 2020. Although the original vision of carrying out these charitable services has been dramatically altered due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 outbreak, it also presents opportunities for the company to focus efforts on assisting those affected most by the pandemic. Don Quick & Associates, Inc. is now more than ever determined to achieve its goal of giving back to the community. “We believe the best way to celebrate 50 years in Central Texas is by giving back to the people who empower our community every day. These charitable organizations are the heart and soul of this area, and we want to show our appreciation,” says Darren Quick, President of Don Quick & Associates, Inc. 

As we transition into the second half of 2020, the company has just announced that they have surpassed the halfway mark of their campaign, having volunteered with a wide variety of local organizations. A few of the most notable efforts include a $10,000 donation to RRISD, multiple environmental cleanup projects including participating in Austin Parks Foundation’s It’s My Park Day, and the formation of a scholarship fund that awarded its first 4 scholarships to local graduating high school seniors this past April. 

The second half of this campaign will no doubt prove to be more difficult to carry out compared to the first half because of the hurdles presented by COVID-19 limitations and the general lack of group volunteer opportunities currently available in the community.

The agents and staff members of Don Quick plan to lean into the moment and are inviting the community to safely get involved for the remainder of this celebration. They are asking for community members to nominate their favorite charities to be included in the campaign. The company wants to hear from those affected by COVID-19 so they can work together to provide help in any way possible.

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Booming E-commerce Sales Drive Demand for Industrial Facilities

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Patricia Kirk | Jul 16, 2020 | National Real Estate Investor


Acceleration of online shopping during the COVID-19 lockdown has made companies more risk-averse in their inventory management strategies. Concerns about running low on ordered merchandise is causing a shift from “just in time” to “just in case” logistics strategies. Now, firms are increasing stock at facilities near customers to ensure timely shipping in case customers order more than anticipated.

While this new logistics approach is still in its infancy, Greg Healy, senior vice president, supply chain solutions & workforce analytics, with real estate services firm Colliers International, says “It’s impact on industrial real estate is nothing but positive.”

The increase in online shopping was happening prior to the quarantine, but the pandemic accelerated it, Healy says., For example, in 2018, 29 percent of Nordstrom sales were online, he notes, which is equivalent to sales at 146 stores, and six percent of Target’s sales were online, which is equivalent to sales at 122 stores.

“The shift to ‘just-in-case’ stock is driving industrial demand throughout the supply chain, not just last-mile,” –Steve Medwin

Phoenix-based James Breeze, senior director and global head of industrial and logistic research with CBRE, agrees. “While last-mile facilities are performing well, the bulk sector—buildings of 100,000 sq. ft. or larger—is performing the best, as many companies are looking to solidify their regional distribution capabilities and store additional products.”

The continued increase in demand is due to growth in online sales during the pandemic, Breeze adds. “Companies feel that many of these consumers will continue to buy goods online, and this will elevate e-commerce sales faster over the next few years—faster than was previously estimated. Much of the (current) demand for space is to prepare for this increase.”

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620 Art Gallery & Studio – Open for Business

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Meet 620 Art Gallery & Studio owner, Amie Gonser

For over 20 years, Amie Gonser has been dreaming of opening an art center for the local community, which allows people to experience art through a gallery and art classes – and she wasn’t going to let the ongoing situation stop her from fulfilling her vision.

In fact, starting a new business amidst COVID has provided her with the opportunity to prepare the 620 Art Gallery & Studio in the safest way possible. Amie’s space at 1205 Round Rock Ave has a large open gallery space in the front. The current exhibit hangs on each of the four walls of the gallery, allowing visitors to view art in a social-distanced and safe manner. Additionally, Amie has created protocols for her art classes to limit the spread of germs. Some of these safety measures include individual supplies for each student for the duration of camp, smaller class sizes, and more. You can see the full list of safety measures Amie has implemented on her website. 

Amie is an art teacher at Deep Wood Elementary in Round Rock and has over twenty years of experience teaching art in many capacities including college art courses, workshops, camps, and both private and group lessons.

Not only does Amie live in the Deep Wood neighborhood, but she also has been teaching in RRISD for over a decade – making the new location of 620 Art Gallery & Studio truly a community art center. 

620 Art Gallery & Studio provides a unique experience in the Round Rock Area – especially by mixing a gallery and an art studio.

Not only will there be new art exhibits featuring local artists regularly, but patrons will also be able to participate in a variety of studio classes and workshops. These professionally taught classes began last Saturday and include kid’s art camps, birthday parties, adult & teen classes, art & wine experiences, a variety of workshops, parent & child classes, and more. 

Although Amie Gonser is a Louisiana Native and got her Master’s degree in fine arts from Florida State University, she’s been residing and teaching in Round Rock, Texas for over a decade and truly embodies this community’s spirit. Amie is also the founder of Plein Air Round Rock – a meetup group in which members get together once a month to paint the Texas landscape. 

620 Art Gallery & Studio officially opened their doors on June 13, 2020. Darren Quick of Don Quick & Associates, Inc. brokered this deal.

Visit 620 Art Gallery & Studio – a Round Rock community art center. 

Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5pm-8pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 5pm-8pm
Friday: 5pm-8pm
Saturday: 9am-11:30am, 3pm-7pm
Sunday: Closed

620 Art Gallery & Studio’s first art exhibit is called “Land/escapes” featuring 7 different artists from the Central Texas area. This exhibit focuses on paintings depicting a wide range of beautiful landscapes here in Texas. This exhibit is running from June 13 to July 31, 2020. 620 Art Gallery only displays art by local and regional artists. To be considered you can submit your art online during their “Calls for Art.” 

Check out 620 Art Gallery’s first art exhibit – Land/escapes. 

Opening Gallery Reception this Friday, June 26th, 6:30 – 8 PM. Click here for more information.

 

Learn more about Amie and 620 Art Gallery on their website or Facebook.

Read her Community Impact article here.

Learn more about Amie on her website.

COVID-19 Quick Resource – General

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General Assistance and Resources

The Don Quick & Associates, Inc. team understands that you and your family are likely experiencing disruptions resulting from the current COVID-19 outbreak. Our mission here at Don Quick & Associates, Inc. has been and always will be to serve our clients as best as we can, and that is not limited to serving in the realm of commercial real estate. As one method of assistance, we have compiled a collection of helpful links and resources that we believe may be useful to you. We hope this helps and it is a privilege to continue to serve our local community the best we can.


How to avoid extra COVID-19 testing charges


Mortgages

It is encouraged to reach out to your lender to discuss forbearance or loan modifications that may apply to your existing loan.

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)

FHFA has instructed Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and their servicers to be proactive in providing assistance to homeowners including forbearance. In addition, FHFA imposed a moratorium on eviction and foreclosures on mortgages backed by the GSEs:

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have issued similar guidance:

  • Homeowners who are adversely impacted by this national emergency may request mortgage assistance by contacting their mortgage servicer
  • Foreclosure sales and evictions of borrowers are suspended for 60 days
  • Homeowners impacted by this national emergency are eligible for a forbearance plan to reduce or suspend their mortgage payments for up to 12 months
  • Credit bureau reporting of past due payments of borrowers in a forbearance plan as a result of hardships attributable to this national emergency is suspended
  • Homeowners in a forbearance plan will not incur late fees
  • After forbearance, a servicer must work with the borrower on a permanent plan to help maintain or reduce monthly payment amounts as necessary, including a loan modification

Fannie and Freddie have also created pages with additional information:

 

Student Debt

 

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The IRS has also created a Coronavirus Tax Relief section (link is external) on their website with updated information for taxpayers and businesses (these resources are for businesses and not specifically for consumers).

  • Economic Impact Payments: ($1,200 or more)
  • Income Tax FILING and PAYMENT Deadlines Extended:
    • In light of COVID-19 crisis, the IRS on March 18 extended the income tax payment deadline (link is external) for individual returns (as well as all other entities) until July 15, 2020. Two days later, the IRS also extended the tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020. Additional forms do not need to be filed to qualify for these extensions.
  • Guard Your Information:

 

Texas Department of Insurance

Updates and Preparations: https://www.tdi.texas.gov/news/2020/coronavirus-updates.html

  • Health insurers and health maintenance organizations are waiving consumer costs for medically-necessary testing of COVID-19. (see above link)
  • Many also are offering telemedicine at no cost to consumers. (see above link)

Texas Workforce Commission

 

IRS on Unemployment Insurance Flexibilities

NOTE: Check with your state’s unemployment insurance program regarding the rules in your state.

The Employment and Training Administration announced new guidance outlining state flexibilities in administering their unemployment insurance programs to assist Americans affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Under the guidance, federal law permits significant flexibility for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits in multiple scenarios related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where:

  • An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work;
  • An individual is quarantined with the expectation of returning to work after the quarantine is over; and
  • An individual leaves employment due to a risk of exposure or infection or to care for a family member.

In addition, federal law does not require an employee to quit in order to receive benefits due to the impact of COVID-19.

Learn how to file for unemployment insurance benefits.

 

Personal & Family Health

 


We will continue to monitor conditions closely and we hope to return to business as usual as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our agents with any questions or concerns you may have at this time.

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COVID-19 Quick Resource

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Local Business Assistance and Resources

The Don Quick & Associates, Inc. team understands that your business is likely experiencing disruptions resulting from the current COVID-19 outbreak. Our mission here at Don Quick & Associates, Inc. has  been and always will be to serve our clients as best as we can, and that is not limited to serving in the realm of commercial real estate. As one method of assistance, we have compiled a collection of helpful links and resources that we believe may be useful to you and/or your business at this time. We hope this helps and it is a privilege to continue to serve our local business community the best we can.

4/27/2020: Gov. Abbott OpenTexas Report


Governor Greg Abbott and the OneStar Foundation yesterday announced the Texas COVID Relief Fund

OneStar Foundation has been designated by the State of Texas to raise and distribute funds to eligible organizations working on the ground to support the economic recovery of Texas communities impacted by the coronavirus. Click here to read the announcement of the Texas COVID Relief Fund by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Wilco Forward Small Business Grant Program

Williamson County has officially launched its Wilco Forward program, which aims to provide grants for local business owners that have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click Here for Information and Requirements

Small Business Administration Loans Deferred:

U.S. Department of the Treasury – COVID-19 Tax Credit

Small Business Assistance:

Retail-To-Go for Texas Begins April 24

Governor Greg Abbott signed an Executive Order authorizing the re-opening of retail businesses effective April 24. See links below for State of Texas guidance on reopening retail businesses.


 

Other helpful links:

 
Texas State Small Business Development Center – https://sbdc.mccoy.txstate.edu/Disaster-Recovery.html
 
 
 
Texas Workforce Commission – https://twc.texas.gov/businesses/shared-work
 

We will continue to monitor conditions closely and we hope to return to business as usual as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our agents with any questions or concerns you may have at this time.

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Don Quick & Associates, Inc. Donates $10,000 to RRISD Programs

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ON JANUARY 16TH Don Quick & Associates, Inc. donated $10,000 to Round Rock ISD through the Partners in Education Foundation. This donation will not only pay off all current free and reduced lunch debt for 16 Round Rock schools, but it will also benefit two more extremely important RRISD programs. 

Don Quick & Associates, Inc., represented by Joshua Brito and Rick Honrales, presented the $10,000 at the first Council of PTAs meeting of 2020. The donation was made on behalf of Quick Family Teachers who were represented at the event by both Don Quick’s brother, Larry Quick, and his wife Lynn.

“Service in education is a strong family value for the Quicks. All total, the family of Oscar and Carolina Quick of Round Rock have contributed 346 years to careers and service in public education,” said Larry Quick during his brief presentation that received a standing ovation from members of the Round Rock ISD’s Council of PTAs. 

This donation is a tribute to the 13 Quick Family Members who have served a combined 346 years in public education. 

  • Signe Quick, RRISD – 51 Years
  • Agnes Quick, RRISD – 52 Years
  • Marjorie Beaumont Quick, RRISD – 32 Years
  • Lynn Enger Quick, RRISD, Laredo, Phoenix – 35 Years
  • Clarence Quick, RRISD School Board – 3 Years
  • Linda Quick Carriere, Dayton ISD, Hamshire ISD, Pollock ISD – 24 Years
  • Danielle Carriere Johnson, Stephen F. Austin University, Waskom ISD – 23 Years
  • Marilyn Quick Richardson, Nacogdoches ISD, Shepherd ISD – 8 Years
  • Carin Sue Richardson, Pollock Central ISD – 2 Years
  • Joe T. Richardson, Stephen F. Austin University, Central Heights ISD – 24 Years
  • Hazel Quick Knaak, Pflugerville ISD, Houston ISD – 30 Years
  • Joy Knaak Riley, Austin ISD – 45 Years
  • Ann Knaak Kowald, Polk County Schools Florida – 17 Years 

The donation of $10,000 will be broken up into three parts: 

Round Rock ISD FiT (Families in Transition) Program – $2,500

This $2,500 donation will pay for hotel vouchers, blankets and air mattresses for students who are attending school, but don’t necessarily have a place to live. 

Round Rock ISD PTA Clothes Closet (campus direct giving) – $4,000

This $4,000 donation will pay for new socks, underwear, warm-ups, & shirts for campus direct devlivery support for all title one schools and all high schools. It will also pay for socks and undergarments for Clothes Closet. 

Round Rock ISD Free and Reduced Lunch Account Balances – $3,500 

This $3,500 will pay off all current lunch debt for students on the free and reduced program for 5 high schools and 11 middle schools.

From Left: Lynn Quick, Larry Quick, Dr. Steve Flores (Superintendent of RRISD), Joshua Brito, Rick Honrales


“Since 1883, the Quick Family has been a proud part of Round Rock. With our long history of teachers, we are ecstatic to help RRISD in anyway that we can. We are proud to have called Round Rock home for over 100 years and we don’t intend to leave!” – Don Quick

 

Through a nice surprise, one of Lynn Quick’s former students was actually scheduled to be the guest speaker – Texas State Representative, James Talarico. See his post below.

 

This donation is just a small part of Don Quick & Associates, Inc.’s 50 Year Celebration. Don Quick & Associates, Inc. is celebrating 50 years in business by serving 50 charitable organizations in 2020.

Learn more by visiting donquick.com/50. 

 

 

Orange Mud

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Meet Orange Mud owner, Josh Sprague

Born and raised in Paxico, Kansas, Josh Sprague has always had an innate passion for exercise, adventure and the outdoors. As an avid runner and adventure-seeker, Josh has participated in countless endurance events, eco-challenges, and races over the years. Most recently, he has completed both the Dirty Kanza 2019 and the Cannonball 550 mile bike race. (550 miles is about 40 miles longer than the distance between Austin and New Orleans) As Josh completed race after race, he continued to encounter issues with his equipment, especially his water bottle holders, to him they, “just never felt right.” 

In 2012, while still working at a medical device company in California, overseeing a large distribution facility, Josh had one particular day of fun exercise and hydration frustration. That night, the first concept was born. “After a couple of glasses of wine that night I decided to take action and put some work into our concept. So I went into the garage and destroyed a gun holster, tie-down, and a waist pack to build our first HydraQuiver prototype. I went on a little jog with the pack and realized it was a solid concept, so I came back to tell my wife we’re starting a company and we need a name. For the next 3 hours, brainstorming was full speed in front of the iMac on GoDaddy trying name combos based upon trail running, dirt and my middle name which is Clay. My wife wouldn’t let me name our first boy Clay despite my request, so I told her I’d turn it into our company name somehow. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get anything to sound right with Clay, so looking back at my Kansas roots mud was a norm of life, so Clay turned to Mud and I’ve always liked the color Orange so the two came together and voila…Orange Mud!”

(Above: Josh Sprague)

After a couple years of balancing his day job with Orange Mud, Josh quit his job to focus solely on his business. Him and his family then moved to Denver, Colorado expecting a large population of endurance athletes. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case. That, along with a slew of other issues forced Josh and his family to relocate again. He wanted to move somewhere not only more affordable, but also smarter for their business. Josh had been running the Orange Mud business through his home and, in order to continue growing, he needed more space. During a trip to Texas for an endurance event, Josh decided that the Austin Area, specifically Georgetown, fit the bill. He called his wife who immedately packed the house and the rest is history.   

Orange Mud’s headquarters is now based in Round Rock – and business is better than ever. Orange Mud is sold in over 500 stores and 40+ countries and boasts over 337 brand ambassadors. He has also started a screen printing company called Seven Clay. (He finally gets to use his middle name for something)

Josh Sprague and the Orange Mud Team will be at The Running Event in December. Find more info here: https://www.therunningevent.com/

For more on Orange Mud:

Website: https://www.orangemud.com/

Website: https://sevenclay.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orangemud

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orangemud/

A New Age of Pinball Machines

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Meet Multimorphic owner, Gerry Stellenberg

Gerry Stellenberg first got into pinball machines in college. Originally an avid pool player, he only gave pinball a chance because on one particular day he was tired of waiting for his turn to play pool. Now, he’s leading the charge on the new wave of pinball machines with his company, Multimorphic. Gerry and his team just brought the future of pinball to Austin’s Dave & Buster’s.

After graduating from college, Gerry began working in the tech industry; however, after years in the industry, he decided he wanted to take his own path in something he was interested in. Hence, the birth of Multimorphic.

At first, Gerry’s goal was simply to improve pinball digitally. Gerry first created the P-ROC (Pinball – Remote Operations Controller) which is a circuit board that enables a computer to control a pinball machine over USB. According to Gerry, this is an “evolutionary machine,” especially because it can be used to retheme existing games, including WPC, WPC-95, Stern Whitestar, and Stern SAM generations of machines – all of the popular pinball machines.

The P-ROC itself gained popularity in the pinball community; however, Gerry wanted to take it one step further. He created the P3, a pinball machine that a user can play different games on as if it were an Xbox or a PS4. All aspects of the pinball machine, from the playfield to the animated graphics on the built-in screen even to the side panel graphics can be changed. Instead of having one singular pinball machine with one unchanging theme, a P3 owner can change out their games easily as they please. Furthermore, the P3 also has a responsive playfield, that allows for increased functionality and customization.

Moreover, because the P3 utilizes a more advanced version of the P-ROC, the new age pinball machine has new features that normal pinball machines offer. For example, the P3 can be played head to head, allowing for a multiplayer type of game.

This past week marked a major achievement in Multimorphic’s existence. Gerry and his team finally got the P3 into the most popular arcade in Austin – Dave & Buster’s.

While Multimorphic has made headway in the pinball world with the P3, perhaps the hardest challenge is converting traditional pinball lovers to accept the new age design; however, the P3 is successfully growing the market beyond the traditional pinball community.

Check out the future of pinball machines, the P3, at the Austin Dave & Buster’s.

Multimorphic is currently running a promotion right now for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Dave & Buster’s. Just take a photo of the machine, post it on Facebook with your review, and tag Multimorphic

 

Learn more about Gerry and Multimorphic on their website or Facebook.

AND check out the P3 at Dave & Buster’s.

https://www.daveandbusters.com/locations/austin

Salt + Waves Brings High-End Beauty Salon to Leander

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Salt + Waves Salon Now Open in Leander

With the Austin-RR area growing at a rate of approximately 152 people per day (Austin Business Journal), more and more people are choosing to settle down in Austin’s suburbs to the north. One of these suburbs, Leander, was ranked the fastest growing city in the nation in previous years and continues to not only see strong population growth, but also a rise in business and development growth. Two local women teamed up to pursue their dreams of opening up their very own salon. Read their story below and check out the salon’s transformation.

Libby Bednarek and Cassidee Johnson met years ago at Austin Aveda Institute where Libby was employed and Cassidee was attending. “Cassidee always stood out from the crowd, as an exceptionally talented and upstanding student, she caught everyone’s attention.” Cassidee would go to Libby for support throughout her time during school, and their friendship took off from there.

Libby and Cassidee wanted to create a salon environment that is welcoming, high end, where their team and guests feel comfortable, valued and well taken care of. From stylist to our guests, they hope by cultivating a nourishing, positive, team oriented, beautiful environment, everyone will enjoy being part of the Salt + Waves Salon community.

Owners Libby Bednarek (left) and Cassidee Johnson (right).
#TransformationTuesday

Mission Statement:

Based in dedicated care Salt + Waves Salon is a collaborative, creative, and welcoming community where we thrive on providing our guests with amazing customer service and technical excellence; providing a variety of hair services utilizing products chosen for their high quality and advanced performance.

 

Owner Bios:

Owner Libby Bednarek has built a name for herself in the beauty industry through integrity, continuous hard work, desire to reach new goals, and leads with an infectious positive attitude.

She began her journey at Duncan Brothers Barber School in Oklahoma City. Afterward, she spent 9 years as a hairstylist where she grew her passion and pursued her strength in the business side of the hair industry. Libby then moved into her career path at the Austin Aveda Institute and following managed multi-location salons where she successfully led style teams, management teams, and gained a larger perspective of the industry with strengths in teaching the best in customer service, marketing, style, and support.

Through this experience and motivation, naturally, the next step was to open Salt + Waves Salon alongside her business partner and lead stylist Cassidee Johnson.

 

Owner Cassidee Johnson is an award-winning stylist and her work has been featured in Austin Bridal Magazine.

After 2 years of business school, she made the decision to follow her passion for hair and style. She attended Austin Aveda Institute where she met her now business partner Libby Bednarek.

Cassidee loves her hair people and they love her back, from cut, color, style, to Wedding hair and Habit Hand-tied extensions. Cassidee’s motto has always been, “Do what you love!” Her heart and passion show in her art and style with those who sit in her chair.

Salt+Waves Grand Opening

 Learn more about Salt + Waves Salon on their website or their Facebook page

Or visit Salt + Waves Salon at 3550 Lakeline Blvd Ste 175 (11.58 mi)
Leander, Texas 78641.

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